FRSC, others to train transporters on defensive driving
Transgeria Consulting Ltd in collaboration with The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) and the Vehicle Inspection Officer (VIO) will commence training for Nigerian drivers on defensive driving.
Speaking at the flagging off ceremony in Abuja at the weekend, Chairman of Transgeria Consulting Ltd, Mr. Emmanuel Osora, noted that driving on the Nigerian roads presents a lot of challenges.
“... Some of these include driver’s behaviour, vehicle maintenance culture, road infrastructure, the environment among others,” he said.
He said in order to combat the challenges, “we need practice techniques.”
Osora added that simply knowing how to drive was not enough but “knowing how to drive defensively by planning ahead and keeping an eye out for trouble in order to avoid crashes before it happens”.
“No matter where you are there is one golden rule of defensive driving and that is stay alert and plan ahead which if more people follow it, there would be fewer accident cases on our highways,” he observed.
Osora itemized objective of the workshop to include; proper use of road, the knowledge and application of traffic rules and regulations, prevention of motor vehicle accidents and administration of first aid treatment, insurance cover and rights, understanding traffic laws and enforcements as well as drivers’ rights and liabilities.